CFP SWPACA 2018 - Television

deadline for submissions: 
October 22, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Television

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • television as a media format
  • the possible future of television (including shows    created for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, etc.)
  • television and society
  • television and identity (gender, sexuality, race,  ethnicity, age, etc.)
  • television artifacts and rituals
  • theory and criticism of television and/or the television business.

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

Submission deadline: October 22, 2017

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/ 

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/ 

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/registration/

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org

If you have any questions about the Television area, please contact its Area Chair, Melanie Cattrell, Blinn College, at melanie.cattrell@gmail.com.